A fall in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index has a corresponding impact on a country’s economic performance.
Twenty-five years after the adoption of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, most countries including Australia still fall far short of their obligations under the Convention.
The lack of a federal integrity commission is a gaping hole in Australia’s integrity framework. It is the most important piece of legislation we need, right now, to restore public trust in our democracy. It’s the foundation this country needs for solid, forward-thinking policies that put the public’s best interest first, always.
The Pandora Papers lay bare the need for much greater scrutiny of offshore corporate structures, and the flaws in Australia’s own corporate registry system.
Federal Ministerial Standards and political integrity are once again put to the test with conflicts of interest and undue influence at risk.
The fiasco in NSW makes clear that the public expects leaders to exhibit the highest standards of probity in the exercise of their offices.
TIA has long called for an overhaul of our AML/CTF laws. The latest scandal demonstrates why we need to fix the holes in our regulatory system.
Even with the Covid-19 crisis understandably dominating the agenda, the ‘Sports Rorts’ scandal just won’t go away, and with good reason.
At the start of the covid-19 pandemic we raised concerns that emergency powers could be used to undermine accountability and wind back regulatory oversight.
Any crisis brings an increased risk of corruption, bribery, fraud and integrity violations – COVID 19 is no different